Dalkeith is a popular place to visit while you are exploring Edinburgh as a large number of the area’s most popular attractions are close. The Dalkeith Country Park and the Butterfly and Insect World are two of the popular destinations in the area. Two other interesting attractions you’ll find within a short distance of Dalkeith are the Scottish Mining Museum and the Gore Glen Woodland Park.
Edinburgh is celebrated throughout the world as home to Edinburgh Castle. This popular attraction is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the middle of the city.
There are many sites and attractions to discover around Dalkeith. Make sure you allow enough time to see them all. Blow the dust from the pages of Edinburgh’s past by exploring some historic sites, such as Craigmillar Castle and Hawthornden Castle in Roslin.
Immerse yourself in Dalkeith’s sporting spirit at Meadowbank Stadium. This is home to Edinburgh City F.C. soccer team in winter and the Leith Athletic F.C.. Relive the match’s highlights over a few drinks with friendly locals after the final whistle blows in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.
After spending the day seeing the sights around Dalkeith, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the Dalhousie Castle Hotel & Spa, Bonnyrigg, the Edinburgh Lodges, Musselburgh, and the Aaron Lodge Guest House Hotel.